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UTSA community invited to Homecoming Pep Rally Oct. 23 at Downtown Campus

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(Oct. 22, 2013) -- The UTSA Downtown Campus will host its inaugural Homecoming Pep Rally at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Bill Miller Plaza. The free and public event is part of UTSA Homecoming Week, Oct. 20-26.

The UTSA Downtown Campus will be showered in blue and orange in show of solidarity for the Roadrunners' big game against the University of Alabama–Birmingham (UAB). The entire UTSA community is invited to "Pack the Plaza" as a sign of spirit and support for 2013 Roadrunner Football.

"The Homecoming Pep Rally is a wonderful way for the community to experience the real spirit and pride throughout the UTSA campuses," said Keith Pilger, coordinator of student activities at the UTSA Downtown Campus. "We invite all Roadrunners to attend and support the efforts of our football team as they face off against the UAB Blazers this Saturday."

Joe Reinagel, KENS TV sports director, will be the master of ceremonies for the event. Head Football Coach Larry Coker, now in his third season as coach of the UTSA football program, UTSA Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey and players from the 2013 Roadrunners football team will offer brief remarks.

Additionally, the UTSA Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band will perform the UTSA Fight Song and other selections for attendees. The UTSA cheerleaders and Rowdy will lead the crowd in cheers supporting the players.

Following the rally, student organizations will participate in the inaugural "Spirit Lighting -- How Do You Shine at UTSA?" tree-lighting competition. Each organization will decorate and light up one of 12 trees in Bill Miller Plaza using orange and blue LED lights to symbolize their UTSA spirit.

Since 1985, UTSA Homecoming has given past and present Roadrunners the opportunity to celebrate UTSA's growth as a university, connect with fellow UTSA supporters and take part in time-honored traditions.

For the complete list of events, traditions and history, visit the UTSA Homecoming 2013 website.

For more information about the Homecoming Pep Rally at the UTSA Downtown Campus, contact Keith Pilger at 210-458-2836.

 

 

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Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

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6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

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Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
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Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

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John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
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Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
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UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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